Starting in Term 4 2019, GBCC will be running the Woolworths Junior Blast, Cricket Australia's National Junior Development Program.
* Boys and girls
* Ages between 5 – 8 years
* Thursday afternoons
* Glenbrook Park.
WHEN? Over 8 weeks on Thursday afternoons during School term 4 (Thursday 24 October – 12 December) between 4:30 and 5:30pm.
WHERE? Glenbrook Park (opposite the Glenbrook Shops). (map)
HOW MUCH? $99 which includes a Junior Blasters pack that comes with a personalised T-shirt and stickers, hat, bat, ball, and a skills scorecard!
HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD? You can fill out the online registration here.
Any further enquires please contact Jason Martin 0402 067 724 or Lachlan Steuart 0448 135 188
Woolworths Junior Cricket Blast captures the colour and excitement of the Men's and Women's Big Bash League in a fun and fast format.
60 Minutes of fun
Recommended for kids aged 5 - 7
Minimum six weeks of action
Learn new skills including catching, throwing and teamwork
Make new friends or organise a group to learn together
All kids get their own Blasters Pack and wear the colours of their favourite Big Bash heroes
All equipment supplied, parents join in the fun
It's safe - we use plastic bats and a rubber ball
Junior Blasters is for kids learning the basic skills of cricket with participants building their skills through fun, game based activities. The activities are designed for small groups to ensure every child gets a go, allowing them to test and learn new skills. After they have mastered the basics, they will be ready for modified games of cricket.
The Junior Blasters program is set up in a way that regardless of skill level, participants can progress through the different levels of activity until they have the basic cricket skills required to progress to the Master Blasters program. Participants therefore progress to Master Blasters Program only when they master these basic cricket skills.
Skills that children will learn and improve in Junior Blasters include:
Fundamental movement skills
These skills can be recorded and tracked on each participant's Junior Blasters Skill Scorecard which is received in every participant pack.
The local Master Blast program will be announced later in the year.
Woolworths Cricket Master Blast captures the colour and excitement of the Men's and Women's Big Bash League in a fun and fast format.
90 Minutes of action
Recommended for kids aged 7-10
At least six weeks of fast-paced cricket games
For kids with basic cricket skills who can bowl with a straight arm over 14 metres
Every kid gets a chance to bat, bowl and field
Wear the colours of your favourite Big Bash heroes in your choice of coloured player cap
Make new friends or organise a group to play together
It's safe - we use a rubber ball
After learning all the basic skills in Junior Blasters, Master Blasters allows kids to experience modified games of cricket using lighter equipment in a format that is fast paced with equal participation. The program was developed to ensure junior cricketers can progress with confidence to Stage 1 of Junior Formats.
Introduce participants to modified games of cricket
Continue to develop skills and techniques learnt at the Junior Blasters level
Maximise and ensure equal participation for all participants
Increase kids’ passion for cricket
Provide another option for families to be involved in Australia’s Favourite Sport
Ensure families continue to see links to Big Bash teams
Increases the uptake of volunteers by altering the perception of non traditional cricket families
Less initial financial commitment due to all equipment being supplied
Less time commitment due to shorter more flexible games
As participants continue to develop their skills through Master Blasters, they will track their progression on their Master Blasters Skill Scorecard which they receive in their participant pack.